Alpineum, Lucerne

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The Alpineum is a museum and diorama of the Alps in Lucerne, Switzerland.HistoryIn 1885, Ernst Hodel senior purchased the building that formerly housed the Lion-Monument-Museum. His plan was to make a permanent exhibition of the large scale landscape paintings of the Alps that he loved. With the help of his son Ernst Hodel junior, he realized a series depicting the Alps, which debuted in May 1901 under the name Alpineum. The paintings occupy a surface of more than five hundred square meters, offering beautiful and unique insight into the world of the Swiss Alps.Despite Ernst Hodel the younger passing in 1955, the Alpineum continued operation under his descendants and is still open today.
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  • It is a museum near the dying lion statue. You can see a lot of Switzerland scenery in the panorama.
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  • Really wasn’t much to see but with a Swiss pass didn’t have to pay to get in. Little bit of history of a few local mountains. If your not into mountains and it’s history wouldn’t waist my time here.  more »
  • is located in the garden of the glaciers, large cottage on several floors and explain with pictures and texts the good evolution of the coolers of the last centuries masses showcasing photos, pretty well popularized as information but it is not a Museum explaining the geology of glaciers... There is also a giant model of the largest Alpine relief with the Central Switzerland so the city of Lucerne late 18 th century on the floor you will find small models of different houses of Interesting to see Switzerland but not essential (dogs not allowed)
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  • It is not entirely clear if there is indeed a museum there or if it's just a gift shop; which btw has really poorly made replicas on sale.
  • Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
  • A little bit special museum and be a scenic spot conjunct to lowendenkmal.
  • Nice but too expensive (CHF 8) for what it is. It is clearly run down. It could be improved.
  • Not enough effort to involve people like audio guides or better showcases for the stereoscopes, although the stereoscope collection is to die for!
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